Top 10 Herbs You Can Grow In Water!
If you are anything like me, you must enjoy fresh herbs with your delicious, healthy dishes. So how can you grow your own herbs without dealing with the messiness of soil and fertilizers? Easy! Find herbs that grow easily in water! Even better than that, why not find an attractive vase to grow the herbs to place on your windowsill? Stems of perennial herbs grow roots in glasses or jars of plain water, which will add to your kitchen décor as well as producing new leaves and buds to use in fresh dishes, even through cold Winter months.
How is this possible? Well…Annual herbs are designed by nature to grow one season, then produce seeds, and finally die. Perennials will keep coming back and producing more leaves, so long as you keep pinching off the older leaves as they grow and develop to full size.
Top 10 Herbs To Grow In Water
Basil – This herb is easily grown in water. Place the cuttings in water before they start flowering and place the container in a sunny place.
Sage – You should take some sage cuttings in the spring and place them in water. Place the herb on a bright spot in a well-aerated place as it is prone to mildew.
Peppermint – This herb is high in the volatile substance menthol which provides a cooling sensation on the skin or tongue and does not change the temperature. Just put a few fresh cuttings in water, as it is the easiest herbs you can grow in water.
Rosemary – The root of the semi-woody cuttings of rosemary need more time, but the new shoots in the spring grow faster. Keep the plant in a sunny spot.
Tarragon – You need some spring cuttings after new growth appears, and place the herb on a warm and bright place. Tarragon can be of various types, and the French one is best for culinary purposes while the Russian is better to be used for salads.
Spearmint –Peppermint is a natural hybrid of spearmint and it is easily grown in this way.
Lemon balm – You should pick several cuttings in spring or fall, and place them in water in a bright spot. After 3-4 weeks, the cuttings will develop roots. Change the water often, or you can keep the plant outdoor if the weather is warm. You can prepare tea from the leaves.
Thyme – Take some newly grown, green cuttings, in the mid-spring or early summer before the thyme starts flowering, place them in water, and spray the parts which are under the water to avoid its drying. As soon as it is grown, cut the stems to boost branching.
Stevia – You can add stevia to some beverages and teas. Just place some stevia cuttings from actively growing branches in a container full of water, and keep it in a sunny and warm place.
To learn more about how to freeze and preserve herbs, make sure to read my article on How To Preserve And Freeze Herbs In 8 Steps
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